UIPM President’s Activities
12-13.03.2020: Minsk, BLR
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann visited the capital of Belarus, where the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships will be hosted.
Mihail Prokopenko, Chairman of the Belarus Federation of Modern Pentathlon who is also Head of Sport in Minsk, joined Minister of Sport and Tourism Sergey Kovalchuk to brief the UIPM President about the flagship UIPM competition, where athletes will have their last chance to qualify automatically for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021.
Dr Schormann visited two facilities where the championships will be held: the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium and the indoor Minsk Arena.
On March 13 the 1st Vice President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Republic of Belarus, Viktor Lukashenko, welcomed President Dr Schormann in the headquarters where they discussed Minsk 2021 with Chairman Prokopenko, Minister Kovalchuk and NOC Secretary General Polina Golovina.
They also discussed the wider sporting movement in Belarus and future partnership between UIPM and the Belarus sporting society which are receiving strong support from the government.
President Dr Schormann visited the Olympic Museum of Belarus, which is situated within the NOC Headquarters, with members of the NOC Executive Board.
Left to right: Mihail Prokopenko (President, Modern Pentathlon Federation of Belarus), Polina Golovina (Secretary General, NOC Belarus), Dr Klaus Schormann (President, UIPM), Sergey Kovalchuk (Minister for Sport and Tourism) and Nikolai Ivanchenko (Member, MPFB Board of Trustees)
The Dinamo National Olympic Stadium (above) and the Minsk Arena (right) are both possible venues for Minsk (BLR) to stage the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships (see detailed competition venues proposal below)